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Sony Vaio VPCF13Z1E/B


Sony Vaio VPCF13Z1E/B
PCG-8112M (Vaio VPC-F Series)
Intel Core i7-740QM 4 x 1.7 - 2.9 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M - 1024 MB, Core: 560 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, nvlddmkm (ForceWare 259.03) /Win7 64
8192 MB 
, DDR3 SDRAM: PC3-10600 (1333 MHz)
16.40 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: no
Intel PM55 Express
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS, 500 GB 
, 7200 rpm
Realtek ALC275
1 Express Card 34mm, 1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: Stereo-Mini-Buchse; kombinierter Stereo-, Mini- und optischer Audioausgang , Card Reader: 1x Memory Stick Duo, 1x SD-Speicherkarte
Marvell Yukon 88E8057 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (Foxconn-T77H114-BCM2070)
Optical drive
Pioneer BD-RW BDR-TD03
height x width x depth (in mm): 31 x 387.2 x 263 ( = 1.22 x 15.24 x 10.35 in)
54 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: MOTION EYE: 640 x 480 (VGA); 0.3 MP
Additional features
various instructions + guarantee information, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, McAfee (60 Tage Trial), Norton Online Backup, 24 Months Warranty, USB-2.0 and eSATA realised as a USB/eSATA combi port
3.06 kg ( = 107.94 oz / 6.75 pounds), Power Supply: 480 g ( = 16.93 oz / 1.06 pounds)
1700 Euro



Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 87%, features: 79%, display: 82% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCF13Z1E/B

80% Review Sony Vaio VPC-F13Z1E/B Notebook | Notebookcheck
Entertainer with quad-core power. The 16.4" Sony Vaio VPC-F13Z1/E with an Intel Core i7 740QM CPU and a Nvidia Geforce GT 425M graphic card promises strong performance. Find out how it performs in our row of tests and what this has to do with display spotting and whistling noises in our comprehensive review.
88% Spielspaß to go
Source: SFT - 12/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88%
82% Test Sony Vaio VPC-F13Z1E/B Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 70% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 77%
80% Sony VAIO VPC-F13Z1E/B
Source: Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony VAIO F13Z
Source: CZ→EN
Display excellent, performance very good, speakers good, fan uncomfortable
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2010


NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M: Successor of the GeForce GT 335M featuring DirectX 11 support and based on the GF108 chip.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.06 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.

82.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Sony Vaio F13M1E/H
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 560M
Sony Vaio VPC-F13M1E/H
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 560M
Sony Vaio VPCF13
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 460M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 460M, 2.459 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Chiligreen Mobilitas NW10714
GeForce GT 425M, Core i3 380M, 15.60", 2.8 kg
Dell XPS 14-L401X
GeForce GT 425M, Core i7 740QM, 14.00", 2.5 kg
Asus N53jf
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 540M, 15.60", 3 kg
Acer Aspire 5745DG-3D
GeForce GT 425M, Core i7 620M, 15.60", 2.8 kg
Acer Aspire 5745DG-5454G50Bnks
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 450M, 15.60", 2.9 kg
Asus N53JQ-SZ137V
GeForce GT 425M, Core i7 740QM, 15.60", 2.7 kg
Asus U41JF-A1
GeForce GT 425M, Core i3 380M, 14.10", 2.2 kg
Medion Akoya P6624
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 460M, 15.60", 2.7 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Y460N-ITH
GeForce GT 425M, Core i3 380M, 14.00", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Y460N-4937
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 460M, 14.00", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Lenovo Y460N-IFI
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 560M, 14.00", 2.3 kg
Acer Aspire 5745DG-3855
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 450M, 15.60", 3 kg
Asus N53JF-XE1
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 460M, 15.60", 2.9 kg
Acer Aspire 5745DG-374G32Mnks
GeForce GT 425M, Core i3 370M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
Clevo B5130M
GeForce GT 425M, Core i7 640M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire 5745DG-464G75Bn
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 460M, 15.60", 2.9 kg
mySN XMG A500
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 580M, 15.60", 2.77 kg
Medion Akoya P6624/MD98390
GeForce GT 425M, Core i3 370M, 15.60", 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire 5745DG-7744G75Bnks
GeForce GT 425M, Core i7 740QM, 15.60", 2.9 kg
Asus N43JF
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 520M, 14.00", 2.3 kg
Asus N53JQ
GeForce GT 425M, Core i7 720QM, 15.60", 3 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)